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History of nationality in Cyprus[edit]

Please stop recreating History of nationality in Cyprus, which is a patent content fork from Modern history of Cyprus. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a sandbox; I can recreate this page in your userspace if you want but it is not appropriate for it to be in the mainspace.iridescent (talk to me!) 15:26, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One of my students has been attempting to create a similar page for several days now. She barely begins work and it is wiped away--I thought I'd try and I can understand the problem she is facing. I will have her work on it in her userspace. Will Hanley 15:31, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your "History of..." pages[edit]

Now it's come to my attention, I've redirected a number of your "History of xxx people" articles to the existing articles on the ethnic groups in question, as very obvious content forks. I appreciate this may have disrupted the class project, for which I apologise, but Wikipedia is not the appropriate medium for an exercise like this.iridescent (talk to me!) 15:48, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, I'm not sure I agree. I think that 20 articles detailing the history of nationality for 20 states (along the lines of History of British nationality law) will form a useful contribution to Wikipedia. This is especially true in that these pages will be fully referenced and aim to be comprehensive. As well, the students are exposed to the potentialities of this medium and may become regular contributors. Their articles are certainly inadequate to begin with, but they need to find a foothold somewhere. I've asked them to use user subpages; if their work appears subpar at first, please consider cutting them some slack. Will Hanley 15:56, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have to agree with Iridescent here, as while it is great that students are interested, creating small fork articles are not necessary unless they are properly sourced and longer than a few lines. Yes, good idea to use the User space to create them, then submit them later into mainspace. Phgao 15:58, 12 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

History of Nationality in Gibraltar[edit]

Hi there. Was this article created as a history class assignment? I'm just curious. Regards --Gibmetal 77talk 23:26, 25 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes. Will Hanley (talk) 01:39, 26 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's really interesting. I think it's a great initiative. Although how is it assessed when other editors are also contributing? --Gibmetal 77talk 01:48, 26 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The page history makes it clear who did what. Thanks for your positive comment.Will Hanley (talk) 10:21, 26 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Armenian Nationality[edit]

You've moved everyone of these nationality pages to articlespace. How come User:Manju_Ismael/History_of_Armenian_nationality wasn't? Did he withdraw out of your class? Did incomplete the assignment?174.3.102.6 (talk) 22:02, 1 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed deletion of Subhi Saleh[edit]

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Wasif Boutros Ghali moved to draftspace[edit]

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Ways to improve Tigrane Pasha[edit]

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Thank you for creating Tigrane Pasha.

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I can't get a preview of the second reference to show me anything useful, but based on the content you wrote, it seems the book may make mere passing mentions, in which case the second source might demonstrate that the topic is notable. The obituary alone isn't sufficient to prove notability, so any other sources you can find, or any other content you can expand this article with, would be really helpful for proving that the topic is notable.

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Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:20, 12 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Compassionate727: Thanks for your editing. The guy was foreign minister of Egypt, and had an obituary in the Times. That is enough to make him notable. There is not a large secondary literature, so it's difficult to give him a fleshed-out biography. I designated it a stub for this reason. He's a necessary part of the series of foreign ministers, in part for continuity in wikidata. Will Hanley (talk) 15:58, 12 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Selimgate[edit]

Thanks for writing this article! I wasn't aware of the controversy, so I found the article very interesting reading, and "which were then answered by the trio in a critique of the critiques of the critique" cracked me up. Face-smile.svg Schazjmd (talk) 23:19, 12 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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